Paul said it best in I Cor. 13:11- When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.
We have no choice but to grow up in a physical sense- from baby to boy, and boy to man, but we have to be mindful of the fact that age doesn’t define maturity. Every old person isn’t wise and every young person isn’t ignorant.
I’ve come to realize that some people grow OLD, but never grow UP! The mind has yet to catch up with the body. Immaturity is not strictly an age thing, but it’s a mindset. One should desire not just to grow up, but to level up- to be mentally well -balanced; sensible; rational.
When you reach the age where your body ceases to grow, remember that your mind has plenty of room available for growth.
So, back to what Paul was saying…. children talk a certain way and their understanding is limited- even the way they think is immature, but a man should not have these childish issues. There comes a time when we have to separate the boys from the men and the girls from the women.
There is a reason why the law requires an individual be a certain age before driving, getting married, working, etc. These are big responsibilities that can’t just be thrown into the hands of a novice.
So, in conclusion- the body has no choice but to grow up, but it’s up to the individual to level up their mind and spirit. It’s time to grow up, think up, build up and level up!